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Weeklies on the new setup within the EU

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

A pro-government analyst looks into the background of the votes cast by Hungarian left-liberal MPs against Fidesz candidates for EU posts. A liberal weekly lambasts the Greens and the Socialists for not supporting Ursula von der Leyen’s election as President of the European Commission. An evangelist columnist interprets her election as an expression of Germany’s drive to dominate the EU. READ MORE

A left-wing defence of MEPs voting against Fidesz candidates

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

A left-wing commentator takes up the defence of the Hungarian Members of the European Parliament, who prevented three Fidesz nominees from being elected vice chairmen of EP subcommittees. READ MORE

Fidesz votes deemed crucial in electing von der Leyen

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

In their first comments on the election of the new President of the European Commission, commentators on both sided of the political divide remark that Ursula von der Leyen would have lost Tuesday’s vote had she not been supported by the 13 Fidesz MEPs. READ MORE

Exchange of fire over EU nominations

Monday, July 15th, 2019

A pro-government pundit suggests that opposition chairpersons of Hungarian Parliamentary committees should be replaced if opposition MEPs block Fidesz nominees for EP positions. A liberal columnist recalls that in 2009, Fidesz MEPs voted against a Socialist nominee in the European Parliament. READ MORE

Opposition MEPs to vote against Fidesz nominees for EP positions

Friday, July 12th, 2019

A left-wing columnist welcomes the decisions of both Momentum and the Democratic Coalition to vote against the Fidesz nominees for key positions in the European Parliament. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, finds it sad that Hungarian liberal MEPs will vote against their fellow citizens in the European Parliament. READ MORE

The prospects of Fidesz in EU politics

Friday, May 31st, 2019

A left-wing and a pro-government columnist wonder how much influence the 13-strong Fidesz group will have in the European Parliament, whether it remains in the EPP or joins another political family. READ MORE

Chances of left-wing cooperation

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

According to a left-wing and a liberal pundit, left-wing opposition parties can defeat Fidesz in the autumn Budapest municipal elections. A pro-government commentator suspects that even existing cooperation agreements will have to be renegotiated by the two strongest opposition parties. READ MORE

European political landscape after the EP election

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

A pro-government analyst predicts that new rifts will emerge in the EU after centrist mainstream parties lost ground at the European Parliamentary elections. A left-wing commentator hopes that centrist conservatives, socialists and liberals will create a strong core that keeps nationalists parties at bay. READ MORE

First reactions to EP election results

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Columnists all across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the European Parliamentary election on Hungarian and European Union politics. READ MORE

EP election campaign enters home stretch

Monday, May 20th, 2019

A liberal weekly and the weekend edition of the main dailies assess what is at stake at next week’s European Parliamentary election. READ MORE